National Journal Highlights Telephone CPR Efforts

By | December 9th, 2015|General, Preparedness|

The current issue of the Journal of Emergency Medical Services features an article on Telephone CPR written by Dr. Ben Bobrow, our EMS Medical Director, and Micah Panczyk, our Telephone CPR Program Manager. The article titled, “Telephone CPR Can Optimize Bystander Action in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest” is featured in the journal’s Medtronic Philanthropy and HeartRescue [...]

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ADHS to Become a HEART Safe Workplace

By | February 8th, 2013|Preparedness|

Our SHARE program recognizes HEART Safe workplaces around Arizona.  The HEART Safe designation is awarded to schools, places of worship, non-profit agencies and businesses.  It’s not easy to earn the status – it requires implementation of policies and procedures, training staff in how to use a defibrillator and they need to be registered, serviced and [...]

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Celebrating a Link in the Chain of Survival

By | November 2nd, 2012|Preparedness|

Every day 15 Arizonans suffer from a cardiac arrest (their heart stops).  That’s 15 yesterday, today and tomorrow- adding up to more than 5,000 people in Arizona per year…  which is more the 5 times the number of folks that die in car crashes.  Saving lives after a cardiac arrest requires several links in the [...]

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Cardiac Arrest Survivor Program Launched

By | June 17th, 2010|Preparedness, Prevention|

We’ve made a lot of progress toward doing something about one of the biggest killers in the state and U.S.- cardiac arrest.  We’ve published peer-reviewed journal articles that demonstrate the superiority of the new hands-only CPR technique, implemented the new approach throughout the EMS community, made inroads with getting the public aware of the new [...]